We all know what Avaaz is and its obscene history of supporting armed invasions in the name of “humanitarianism” is well-documented. In 2011 it supported the no-fly zone in Libya that allowed the US to destroy the country and murder its president. In 2013 it supported a NATO invasion of Syria that would have ended the same way. Now its cynical warmongering has become tinged with genuine insanity as it demands a no-fly zone in Syria that would inevitably lead to direct conflict between US and Russian forces.
Almost incredibly there are still well-meaning progressives, liberals and anti-war campaigners who don’t know what Avaaz is and who put their names to these petitions under the confused impression that a no-fly zone is some sort of easy method of ending conflict, and not a de facto declaration of war that will be enforced with shells and bomb and many more deaths.
The FAQ page of their poll contains dangerously out-of-touch lies, reassuring people that:
The no-fly zone could be the fastest route to de-escalation.
…which is simply delusional. And:
A no-fly zone is the international community’s last, best chance to prevent aircraft from bombing civilian centers and save lives in Aleppo.
Which makes no reference to that fact they USED THIS EXACT LIE in Libya, and it was proven to be false.
There is a counter-petition, set up to spread the truth about the situation in Syria and alert people to the dangers of the proposed NFZ. Please sign it and share it. The more people who learn the about the very real risk of nuclear war, the less likely it is to happen.